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EVs are not one size fits all
While zero-emission commercial electric vehicles promise a much lower total cost of ownership, they come with a unique set of challenges that will require considerable time and money.
March 22, 2021
Fleets can cash-in on their used EV batteries
Fleets that eventually exhaust their EV batteries can use them for back-up power or to charge other EVs, sell them as second-life power sources, trade them in for new batteries and eventually recycle them.
March 15, 2021
Is the BEV charging infrastructure better than we think?
Sergio Rodriguez capped a 3,000 mile trip from the Pacific to the Atlantic Ocean without a single drop of fuel in the tank.
March 9, 2021
Small-fleet owners charged for log app tampering, lying to investigators after fatal crash
Two owners of a small Massachusetts-based fleet were charged for tampering with logs and lying to investigators after a fatal crash. Also, CARB vouchers for three battery-electric Kenworth trucks; new freight on Loadsmart; and Averitt boosts driver pay.
March 4, 2021
TCA's annual convention rescheduled for later this year
Truckload 2021: Las Vegas will now be held in September instead of April. Also, Michigan enacted its spring weight restrictions on March 1; Dana acquired a software firm to boost electrification; Hydrogen fuel cell assembly line in the works; and more.
March 2, 2021
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Daimler, Volvo fuel-cell joint venture underway
March 1, 2021
Fewer DPF regens with biodiesel and renewable diesel
In addition to lowering emissions, biodiesel and renewable diesel offer reduced DPF back-pressure and fewer regens.
February 25, 2021
DTNA putting millions into BEV powertrain
The company expects to invest upwards of $20 million in its Detroit, Michigan, manufacturing facility, which will serve as the source of Detroit ePowertrain components in North America when initial production begins later this year.
February 9, 2021
Nikola updates fuel-cell truck plans for North American market, FMCSA shuts down driver
An Idaho-based trucker was issued a shutdown order after a crash and subsequent breathalyzer tests leading to DUI charges. Also: Nikola unveils its plans for hydrogen fuel-cell electric trucks; and an HHG mover pleaded guilty to a scam conspiracy.
February 24, 2021
Grid vulnerabilities for commercial EVs are troubling
Electric trucks and vans have a much lower TCO than conventional but grid vulnerabilities demonstrated this week in Texas and other states could bring on serious setbacks for fleets that are eager to embrace all-electric powertrains.
February 18, 2021
Electric trucks run 'amazing' up Pikes Peak
Though it was 'not a competition,' all-electric Peterbilt 579EV and Kenworth T680 fuel cell deliver impressive and different results.
January 22, 2021
Kenworth testing Gen2 range-extended electrics
Kenworth recently delivered two prototype Kenworth T680 tractors, each equipped with a series hybrid-electric propulsion system, to Southern California drayage, warehouse and transportation company Total Transportation Systems Inc. (TTSI).
February 17, 2021
Navistar partners with GM, J.B. Hunt on hydrogen-powered RH
Under the partnership agreement, OneH2 will supply its hydrogen fueling solution, which includes hydrogen production, storage, delivery and safety and Navistar is taking a minority stake in OneH2.
January 29, 2021
Navistar expanding in Texas, where it plans to build electric trucks
The additional property, which brings Navistar's total investment in the region to in excess of $275 million, will also house a state-of-the-art truck validation center and a truck specialty center to provide post-production customization.
February 11, 2021
Engine parts makers argue federal fleet should include internal combustion
President Biden's recent executive order on climate change includes 'clean and zero-emission' vehicles. So, will some internal combustion engines qualify as clean? Stakeholders weigh in.
February 4, 2021
Meritor readies electric axle production
February 3, 2021
Fleet exec has plan to bridge the divide to electric trucks
After seeing the benefits of renewable diesel, Keith Wilson has a plan to make the fuel affordable to all fleets in Oregon and stay ahead of government regulations.
February 1, 2021
Hydrogen fuel cell
J.B. Hunt excited but cautious on fuel cell and all-electric technology as OEs see progress
After losing out on natural gas, J.B. Hunt is taking a more cautious approach to fuel cell and all-electric trucks
January 29, 2021
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Extending engine oil drains could be as simple as opening the owner's manual
Depending on engine OEM and duty cycle, recommended drain intervals have skyrocketed by more than 300% over the 25,000 mile benchmark.
Renewable natural gas gaining momentum with fleets
Can fleets escape the ‘last stronghold of dirty trucking’?
Fleets prepare for arrival of electric trucks in 2022
Truck-only miles tax passes Conn.'s legislature, amid road-funds debate
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